Over 800 graduate from IUM
During the IUM graduation ceremony held on Friday, where 832 graduates were capped, the former education minister said their curriculum has deliberately infused 21st century skills and entrepreneurial components to make sure graduates are adaptable in the workplace.
“My dear graduates, the world in which you find yourself is for the survival of the fittest; you have got to struggle to achieve your goals. Remember, where there is no struggle, there is no innovation and no progress – that is the unwritten law. If you did not succeed in one area, try the other. Be rest assured, you will make a mark in one area or another, but just keep moving, as opportunity does not offer itself to cowards,” he said.
Since last year, IUM has produced a total of 2 804 graduates, and Namwandi stressed that their aim is to transform their students to be able to transform the world and unlock their potential to make them free thinkers.
“As I always say, education is what is left behind when everything else earned is forgotten. We promise the nation and the world our total commitment to this cause by imparting the 7 Cs –learning innovation skills, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, empathy and curiosity, and the fourth industrial skills – to our students, and once they are done, they will walk tall wherever they are,” said Namwandi.
Vice chancellor Professor Osmund Mwandemele said the role of education in development and in combatting poverty, ignorance, diseases and other socio-economic challenges is incontestable.
He also said IUM is thus committed to empowering Namibians with quality education that will equip them with knowledge and skills that will enable them to become better informed and knowledgeable and thus be capable of dealing with socio-economic challenges in society.
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